Edward L. "Pap" "Smiley" O'Dell, 81, of Steubenville, OH, passed away Wednesday September 2, 2020, in the emergency room at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, OH.
He was born October 7, 1938 in Steubenville, OH, a son of the late William "Edward" "Pap" and Helen V. (Smith) O'Dell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Russell O'Dell; two sisters, Linda K. Gardner and Barbara Palmer; and an infant sister, Helen Virginia O'Dell she was born and died in 1940.
Ed retired in 1989 from Titanium Metals where he was a machinist. He served his country in the U.S. Navy where he was a Plankowner on the USS Constellation. Pap was a member of Finley Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Ola (Tatgenhorst) O'Dell, whom he married August 16, 1963; a son, Kemp (Kimberly) O'Dell of Newark, OH; a daughter, Taunya (Jeff) Winland of Mingo Junction, OH; six grandchildren, Shawna Winland, Elizabeth Winland, Shane (Paige) Winland, Addison Winland, Cassandra (Drayton) Santavicca and Cameron O'Dell; and a great-grandson, Tre' Feist-Winland.
Friends will be received at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 101 Longview Ave., Mingo Junction on Monday from 4-8 p.m. and also on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of his funeral services at 11:00 a.m., with Jim Westfall, officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Steuben Burial Estates, with Military Honors by the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad.
Masks are required and please follow social distancing guidelines.
Memorial contributions may be directed in Ed’s memory to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, Help Fight RA, 8815 Conroy Windermere Rd., Suite 309, Orlando, FL 32835.
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